Tag Archives: vocabulary

Dave Willis – Commemorative #ELTchat on October 30, 2103

In honour of Dave Willis>>>>>>>>> An #ELTchat on  Task Based Learning, Lexical Syllabuses, the Lexical Approach    The news of Dave Willis’ passing away hit the ELT community yesterday via messages received from IATEFL and from friends on Facebook and Twitter   More and more people kept posting and sharing their thoughts about Dave Willis’ […]

Using corpora in the classroom – an #ELTchat summary (6/3/13)

Screenshot of BNC home page – http://corpus.byu.edu/bnc/   This is a summary of an #ELTchat discussion which took place on 6 March 2013.   The full topic title was ‘Using corpora in the classroom – teachers and learners, tips, ideas, best practices’, and was proposed by @LizziePinard.  It takes quotes and opinions directly from the chat and generally […]

Guessing words from context – is it a good thing? #ELTchat Summary 06/03/2013

Summary So welcome to this summary of the rather lively chat we had on the subject of guessing from context (GFC). The topic had a slow start but built up to a lively climax, going on even after the final bell.   Questions questions There were many questions asked like, is GFC a good thing? Do students need […]

How to teach idiomatic expressions #ELTchat Summary 21/11/2012

This summary was hosted as a guest post on Lesley Cioccarelli’s blog and is reproduced here with her kind permission.   by Carolyn Kerr @KerrCarolyn “To teach or not to teach. That is the question, isn’t it?” When it comes to deciding what to teach and what to give a wide berth, idioms, inversions and even question […]

Teaching vocabulary – #ELTchat summary 19/09/2012

This summary was contributed by Andrea Wade on her blog and is reproduced here with her kind permission. 12noon BST on Wednesday 19th September, 2012. The full title of the chat was: ‘How should we approach vocabulary teaching and learning?  Is there a place for rote learning?  What is the current thinking about it?’   I have to […]